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New Supertall Projects Rank Among Chicago's Tallest Buildings


The high-rises in the pipeline and in talks to be built would be among the city's tallest once they're delivered. Both Wanda Vista Tower (shown) and 1000 S Michigan would qualify as "supertalls," according to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat's definition.

A "supertall" means a building is taller than 984 feet. Construction on 1000 S Michigan Ave would top out at 1,000 feet, while the Jeanne Gang-designed Vista Tower, at 1,144 feet, would be Chicago's third-tallest skyscraper. The south tower at Wolf Point stops just short of "supertall"status at 950 feet, while 451 E Grand Ave would reach a height of 843 feet, and one of the twin buildings at 113 E Roosevelt is slated for 822 feet. When delivered, these buildings would  be among the city's 20 tallest.

A sixth development could join these. Grupo Posadas announced plans for an 82-story West Loop hotel in June, but it's unknown what the project's total height would be if it's even approved. [Crain's]